Monday, May 21, 2012

RIP Donna Summer

Donna Summer died this past Thursday after battling cancer. Summer was known as the “Queen of Disco” and, like so many other gay men, I grew up listening to Summer’s extraordinary music. Some of Summer’s risqué '70s hits like "Hot Stuff," "Bad Girls" and "Love to Love You Baby” played an important part of the gay community celebrating our own sexuality at the time. New Zealand artist Natasha Bedingfield sang Summer’s hit “Last Dance” in tribute to her at this past Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards. Bedingfield said of Summer, “if we can remember her through her music, this will never really be her last dance." Summer was 63 years old. RIP Ms. Summer, we loved you so much and you will be missed enormously. (Illustration made with Brushes for iPad)

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